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Gulf Coast Humane Society continues efforts amid coronavirus impacts

Local animal shelter seeks help amid COVID-19 impacts
Posted: 11:08 AM, Mar 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-25 11:13:10-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Gulf Coast Humane Society is still seeking homes for many shelter pets, while the coronavirus continues to impact more parts of Southwest Florida.

As of this week, more safety precautions have been made to reduce traffic during hours of operation.

GCHS says their animal shelter and veterinary clinic are still open, but for appointments only.

People interested in adopting or fostering can view available dogs and cats on the humane society's website, or by calling them directly to schedule a visit in-person.

Wednesday morning, Fox 4 visited the shelter to show available pets in need of fostering and adoption.

After featured on Fox 4 last week, GCHS says the community quickly responded to their call for help. Dozens of dogs and cats have been fostered out and adopted to good homes.

The shelter is still looking for help with current animals at the shelter.

They're also needing donations of dog food and cat food to help local families being financially impacted by the coronavirus.

To learn more about how to adopt, foster, or donate at the Gulf Coast Humane Society, click here.